Category Archives: @Pablo_El_Diablo

Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 9-4-16

Only two major promotions were in action this weekend and both could be seen exclusively by online pay per view. ONE Championship 47 saw Women’s Strawweight April Osenio earn a huge win over Ann Osman via guillotine at 4:09 of round 1. ONE veteran Shannon Wiratchi defeated fellow Featherweight Peter Davis by way of TKO at 3:32 of round 2. In the main event Featherweight Ev “E.T.” Ting won a unanimous decision against Rob Lisita. The UFC made its way to Germany for UFC Fight Night 93. Fellow German and Lightweight fighter, Nick Hein defeated Tae Hyun Bang by unanimous decision. Light Heavyweight Ryan “Darth” Bader looked impressive with a KO of Ilir Latifi at 2:06 of round 2. Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson returned to the win column with a unanimous decision over Jan Blachowicz. And in the main event former UFC Heavyweight champion Josh...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 8-28-16

  Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 8-28-16 Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review Sunday, August 28, 2016 Bellator 160, which took place in Anaheim, California, kicked off a stellar weekend of fights. Featherweight A.J. McKee remained undefeated with a first round guillotine against Cody Walker at just :32. Featherweight Georgi “Inane” Karakhanyan refused to give Bubba Jenkins revenge when he defeated him via KO at :53 of round 1. Top Lightweight, Derek Anderson earned a unanimous decision over Saad Awad. And in the main event, Benson Henderson received a Lightweight title shot after defeating Patricio “Pitbull” Freire via TKO (injury) at 2:26 of round 1. In one of the most exciting fight cards of the weekend, ONE Championship 46 saw Featherweight Edward Kelly take out Vincent Latoel at just :57 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos survived a slow start to...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 8-7-16

Two titles were on the line at Titan FC 40, shown exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. But before that, Heavyweight D.J. Linderman snapped a two fight losing streak by defeating Derrick Mehmen via unanimous decision. Welterweight Desmond Green won a unanimous decision against James Freeman. In the first title fight Jose Torres claimed the inaugural Flyweight belt after stopping Abdiel Velazquez via TKO at 3:52 of round 2. In the main event Freddy Assuncao defeated Gesias Cavalcante and took home the Lightweight strap in the process. Assuncao won by putting Cavalcante to sleep by way of guillotine at :27 of round 4. UFC Fight Night 92 featured a main card with numerous decision victories. Maryna Moroz, Trevor Smith, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Dennis Bermudez all won by decision. Middleweight Thales Leites defeated fellow UFC veteran Chris Camozzi via rear naked choke at 2:58 of round 3. Capping off...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-31-16

It was an important weekend for WMMA and it was only right that Invicta FC 18 kicked it off. Bantamweight Cindy Dandois defeated Jessamyn Duke with an armbar that came at 1:33 of round 1. Strawweight Mizuki Inoue echoed the fight before her when she submitted Lynn Alvarez by armbar at 3:00 of round 2. Young Polish phenom Agnieszka Niedzwiedz defeated fellow Flyweight Christine Stanley via unanimous decision. And finally, Strawweight Alexa Grasso remained undefeated when she took home a unanimous decision against Jodie Esquibel. At RFA 41 Lightweight Alexander Hernandez took out Chris Pecero via rear naked choke at 1:27 of round 1. Featherweight Jamall Emmers bounced back from a loss with a unanimous decision win over Rivaldo Junior. And in the main event Middleweight Trevin Giles looked impressive against Josh Clark, defeating him via rear naked choke at 1:10 of round 2. Two titles were...

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Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler

Ben Stark: Fighter, Coach, Traveler Ben Stark is only 34 years old and has already accomplished what takes many martial artists half of their lives. He has competed in MMA, Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai, traveled the world, and is currently  associated with one of the most recognizable teams in combat sports. Stark, a native of Connecticut, moved to Florida in 1994 and began his amateur career in MMA nearly a decade later. By 2006, following three amateur fights, he looked to turn pro but was delayed because of a car accident. “It really put a stop to everything that was progressing at the time,” Stark said. Despite the setback, Stark began his pro career with four straight wins, all submission finishes. That run wouldn’t end until 2007 when he suffered his first career loss. After a three year layoff, Stark would fight once again,...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-24-16

At a submission filled Legacy FC 58, Lightweight Josh Quayhagen defeated Reynaldo Trujillo by unanimous decision. Robert Drysdale took home the vacant Light Heavyweight belt when he submitted Ryan Spann via rear naked choke at 2:58 of round 2. Bellator 159 saw Featherweight Daniel Weichel win an odd split decision against Emmanuel Sanchez. Women’s Flyweight Emily Ducote looked impressive when she defeated Bruna Vargas via rear naked choke at :29 of round 2. Lightweight (soon to be Welterweight) Melvin Guillard finally got his first Bellator win when he knocked out David Rickels at 2:14 of round 1. And in the main event Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo came back to submit Darrion Caldwell at :09 of round 3. UFC on FOX 20 featured the return of two popular female fighters, though one fared much better than the other. One of them, Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig, won by...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-17-16

This weeks MMA action actually kicked off on Wednesday with UFC Fight Night 91. And while the viewership was not very good, the fights were. Welterweight Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura defeated Kyle Noke via rear naked choke at 4:59 of round 2. Middleweight Tim Boetsch rebounded from a three fight losing skid by finishing Josh Samman via TKO at 3:49 of round 2. Lightweight Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson survived a near upset defeat with a D’arce choke of UFC newcomer Lando Vannata at 2:22 of round 2. And in the main event John Lineker made his case for a Flyweight title shot with an impressive first round KO of Michael McDonald at 2:43. RFA 40 saw Bantamweight Terrion Ware win a unanimous decision over Marvin Blumer. And in the main event former Flyweight Chico Camus made it look easy against Czar Sklavos, winning by unanimous decision....

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-10-16

Boy do we have a lot to go over… Let’s kick things off with UFC Fight Night 90, the first of three UFC events this past week. Lightweight Joseph Duffy choked out Mitch Clarke with a rear naked choke at just :25 of round 1. Welterweight Alan Jouban defeated Belal Muhammad by unanimous decision. Despite knocking out his opponents tooth, Heavyweight Derrick Lewis only won a split decision against Roy “Big Country” Nelson. And in the main event, Lightweight Eddie Alvarez became the first fighter ever to hold a belt in Bellator and the UFC by defeating Rafael dos Anjos via TKO at 3:49 of round 1. Two titles were up for grabs in the most overlooked fight card of the weekend. Cage Warriors 77 in London, England saw Chris Fishgold claim the vacant Lightweight strap with a rear naked choke of opponent Adam Boussif at...

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The Hidden Gems in a Stacked UFC Weekend

The Hidden Gems in a Stacked UFC Weekend It’s finally here, arguably the biggest week in MMA history. UFC Fight Night 90 on Thursday, The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on Friday and UFC 200 on Saturday. And while I’m not one who often dwells on the all-powerful Ultimate Fighting Championship, I do recognize that there are some spectacular matchups that will take place. But where a casual fan sees a few good fights, a well-seasoned spectator (if I may call myself that) eyes a number of over looked fights and sees them for what they really are. Gold. Simply put, I’m here to suggest to you, the reader, to open your eyes just a tad bit wider and take in all this week has to offer. That includes some of the lesser hyped fights. It’s easy to get stuck on the fact that Brock Lesnar...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 7-3-16

Twas the week before UFC 200 and all through the land, people were preparing, but wait just one minute… there were still other MMA events to be watched! A lot went down at ONE Championship 44 in China, including a Flyweight tournament and a title fight. Starting with the Flyweight tournament, Bu Huo You Ga won it all by first dispatching of Wan Jian Ping via guillotine at 1:24 of round 2 and then defeating Li Hao Jie by unanimous decision. Mongolian MMA veteran Narantungalag Jadambaa made quick work of Eric Kelly, winning the Featherweight belt in the process, with a KO coming at :44 of round 1. At Legacy FC 57, Middleweight Charles Byrd took out Quentin Henry in a quick but back and forth fight that ended by TKO at 2:50 of round 1. Welterweight Derrick Krantz furthered the fight cards streak of finishes with a...

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